StataCorp

Stata


4.5 / 5
83 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Stata is distributed in more than 180 countries and is used by hundreds of thousands of professional researchers in many fields of research. For more information, visit www.stata.com/disciplines


Average Ratings

83 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $198.00/one-time/user
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • StataCorp
  • www.stata.com
  • Founded 1985
  • United States

About Stata

Stata is the solution for your data science needs. Obtain and manipulate data. Explore. Visualize. Model. Make inferences. Collect your results into reproducible reports.


Stata Features

  • Association Discovery
  • Compliance Tracking
  • File Storage
  • Forecasting
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Statistical Simulation
  • Survival Analysis
  • Time Series
  • Data Discovery
  • Data Visualization
  • High Volume Processing
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Regression Analysis
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Text Analytics

Stata Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Excellent for econometric analysis.

Dec 18, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: This is statistical programming software that is excellent for canned econometric procedures. Reliable and fast, with a huge library of procedures built in, and an even bigger user-contributed library. Online support through the statalist forum is also amazing. It also has a matrix programming language (Mata). The graphics capabilities are also easy to use and very high quality. Has a lot of related features like heatmaps, producing production-quality regression tables, etc.

Cons: This software is expensive. You're paying for something that is reliable, tried and true, with a great support network. But there are other free options, such as R. Furthermore, while this is excellent for canned statistical and econometric procedures, the programming language itself is not anywhere near as developed as something like R. For example, work with text etc is out of the picture. It is quite un-intuitive for someone coming with a programming background, and has weird quirks - such as only being able to keep on dataset in memory at a time. These issues mean that achieving what could be achieved in 3 lines of code in another language, might take 100s in Stata.

Overall: There are some things that Stata does extremely well - the statistics and econometrics in particular. And it does these things reliably and fast, with a good support network. If you're willing to pay for it, performance is even better - using up to 64 cores. But for more general purpose statistical work, R is not only free, but better (even though it is more buggy).

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Stata for learning Econometrics

Sep 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Stata is a statistical analysis software which is fairly easy to use. I believe It is the 2nd best software (after R) for learning econometrics. It has both coding and drop down interfaces. Easy to learn and there are ample of notes on internet which can be used in the learning process. Fast and powerful enough to run econometric models (even runs tobit model, which R can not do. R returns infinite SE many times). Since it is a paid software, the results it provides are reliable and that is why it is widely used by econometricians for their research. Since most of the economists use stata, it has a network externality, i.e. people can understand the research methodology by going over stata codes.

Cons: The reason I think it is the 2nd best is that it is not cheap. Also, it offers different licenses. The basic license costs 200 usd (approx). But it can work with only 2048 variables. For mor variables, you have to buy stata SE, which can work with 32,767 variables. Since most of the advanced public datasets has more than 2048 variables, it is difficult to manage with IC. So, they basically force you to buy SE. They should increase the number of variables to at least 10000 for the IC version.

Overall: I would say that having worked with stata using different datasets have improved my econometrics understanding. It is a great choice for research.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on September 26, 2018

Thank you for your comments.

Incredibly power big data analysis system that, though difficult to master, provides big results

Oct 18, 2017
5/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I used STATA SE, which is the large database version for an advanced statistics class extensively in college. As long as your computer has enough memory, STATA can take in vast quantities of data and very quickly provide complex graphs, will perform a variety of modifications for plotting a wide variety of regressions, analyze data from surveys, and will takes a variety of data inputs to use for the processing. STATA can analyze data sets across time, save your progress while you are working, sort and clean data, create dummy variables, and export your results. STATA is a fantastic program for research.

Cons: Coding the requested commands takes fairly extensive experience and practice. It usually takes upwards of 40 to 50 hours to master without any prior experience in STATA. Performing basic commands is a simple process with a guide, but interpreting the results can be difficult without significant experience with statistics.

Overall: -I was able to run trends for my college thesis on domestic and international terrorism growth and attacks. By using stata, I could create cross-time data sets to demonstrate trends in terrorism incidents from my collegiate database.

-I also used this system extensively in an advanced statistics class where we ran risk analysis profiles for various companies, looking for inconsistencies between anticipated growth trends and actual trends. We were able to run statistical tests to determine likelihood of certain events and easily determine the margins of error. We analyzed vehicular risk information, health risk information across different states, trends in international fishing companies, etc.

-The system is extremely powerful and can give the user strong evidence through analysis.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on November 08, 2017

We appreciate the review. Always like hearing from our users!

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Stata is a very strong analytical tool. I keep learning about it each time I use it!

Oct 24, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Easy to share do-files.

- Keep learning each time I use it.

- Professional and well recognized in the research community.

- Regular updates, add-ons and new versions released with features for always more convenient use.

- Rigorous statistical/analytical tools, also very adjustable to one's needs.

- Help section is very helpful.

Cons: - Lack of free online courses available to improve even faster.

- Cumbersome tabulations export from Stata to MS Excel for example.

- Still expensive, but indeed worth the money.

Overall: Excellent software which makes analysis easy to conduct, and easy to replicate. A bit expensive so non-experienced analysts may prefer other free or less expensive tools. I really enjoy learning everyday about new Stata functions and tools and I am actually thinking in starting online Stata Corp courses to get a proper and well-structured training.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on November 08, 2017

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback!

Delighted

Oct 06, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Almost everything. Although it has minor bugs, the amount of things that this program allows you to do is so extensive that you can quickly forget the mistakes. From simple mathematic operations to big calculations of multiple variables and different types of graphs. Besides, it allows you to save the structure of your work so the next time you have to do the same or similar you don't need to start from scratch.

Cons: Since it is a program that works using commands that you write on the sheet, you need to take your time to remember all of them. It's not a very big trouble, but still, some people that may not have a very good memory can find this a problem.

Overall: I use it almost every day to study many things. As a researcher in economy, it is my duty to try to find correlations between two variables to see if there is some kind of relation than can explain the behavior of the people in an economic context or the evolution of the economy, etc. This tool is fundamental in my PhD. Also, as a assistant professor of econometrics, I teach the students how to use this program, and I must say that some of them find it a little bit difficult to use. But through practise, the majority of them finally learn to use it properly.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on November 08, 2017

Your feedback is always appreciated!

What's not to like?

Mar 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If you have to analyze data for a living but do not necessarily want to code to run every single regression, then Stata is the way to go. Seriously, is there anything not to like about this software? Every version is better than the last. Stata makes even the most hard-core data analysis task and multi-level modeling seem like a walk in the park. Above all, there are tons of information available online on how to use the software. This information is available from Stata itself, independent statisticians, and students.

What do I love about it most? Ease of use and functionality. I survived graduate school due to this tool alone.

Cons: There is nothing to dislike about this software. It just keeps on getting better. Thanks Stata!

Overall: Fantastic!

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on March 07, 2019

Thank you for your comments!

Practical and efficient statistical program

Nov 20, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: Stata is the third statistical analysis software that I have used. It is really great for simple and complex problem solving. Depending on the size of the dataset everything I have done has processed fairly quickly. The help menu is amazing, there are always packages you can download if there is something you need to do that is not already included in the software. The coding is easy to learn, it's very intuitive.

Cons: If you are running a multiple imputation then the software takes a very long time to run on a PC. Usually to get the imputation to run you would need a computer with an extremely fast processor. Also, I find it easier to use with a PC versus a Mac.

Overall: Stata is my favorite statiscal program to use, I would highly suggest this program for beginners.

Reliable but unexciting

Mar 10, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The interface is clean, minimal and streamlined. The software itself is extremely reliable and is great for your basic statistical functions, and basic mathematical calculations too. It is easy to learn (much easier than some other statistical softwares out there-by a wide margin!).

Cons: I know what you're thinking-- a statistical software isn't supposed to be 'exciting'. But lots are, especially when it comes to how you present and/or visualize statistics! Stata offers fairly limited options for how you display your data. Also, because Stata is not free or open-source, unlike rival softwares with growing popularity, it does not work with other softwares freely available online. Finally, there are limits on the size of the dataset that you can use.

Overall: I was trained in Stata because it is the most commonly used statistical software in my field, but my field is becoming increasingly quantitative in orientation, and there is a corresponding increase in the availability of data. These changes in my field have led to many 'outgrowing' Stata and the top scholars in the field now use alternative softwares, which I had to learn after learning Stata and now use more regularly.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on March 11, 2019

Thank you for your feedback!

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Incredibly powerful once you get past the learning curve

Apr 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Stata is an incredibly powerful tool. Most people will only ever scratch the surface of what it is capable of (myself included), but the good news is that means it almost certainly has the functionality that you need. I spent time using both SPSS and SAS prior to switching to STATA, and I've never regretted the switch. While the learning curve is steep, I found it to be less so than in those other tools. I love being able to easily search for and install additional functionality, and I love that there is an extremely robust wealth of tutorials and help guides found online.

Cons: Not cheap, and there is a steep learning curve. Also, reverse compatibility of data files is an issue when sharing between colleagues who may not be running the latest version (which, in my experience as an academic, is common given the steep price of upgrading).

Overall: Stata is indispensable in my research work as an academic. I'm yet to find some functionality that I need that it does not offer.

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STATA is the most user-friendly stats software on the market

Feb 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I use lots of different statistics and data visualization packages, and my go to software for advanced analytics is STATA. The software offers most any statistical procedure available, and when a procedure is unavailable, there is usually a user-written program to accomplish what I need to accomplish.

Cons: The biggest weakness of STATA is it's visualization capabilities and it's clunky output format. It takes some effort to make STATA graphs and regression output tables publication quality.

Overall: The software is the best statistics software on the market. Easy to use and learn.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on February 09, 2018

Thank you for your feedback!

STATA

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is imperative for development economics research. There are both pros and cons to the grid like structure, but often it makes sense and STATA is generally user-friendly.

Cons: Being constricted by the structure of the software. Often I wish it was more free-form like MATLAB and R.

Learning curve and very particular, but par for the course

Aug 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: STATA is undoubtedly hard to learn initially, especially for non-statisticians. I hold a nutrition degree and began using it for epidemiology data, and it took a while for me to really get a hang of it. Now that I do, it's an invaluable resource for any and all things data.

Cons: One rogue character can jam your code, and it can be hard to figure out what the problem is. That's where, really, only experience can dig you out.

Syntax easy to learn

Apr 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: My favorite part is definitely Stata's ease of use. Stata is by far the most intuitive program for statistical analysis, as the syntax for commands is purely logical and easy to pick up.

Cons: I've run into no significant problems with Stata throughout almost 2 years of use.

Overall: Overall, Stata has been a fantastic program that I have incorporated into my workflow to conduct statistical analysis. I have used it for many University projects as well as in the professional world, and it is my reliable source for automated statistical analysis as I use it often for OLS regression. It's interface and programming language are incredibly easy to learn and use, and it consistently delivers exactly what I need regardless of the project. I would highly recommend using this software if you're a newbie to statistical programming and need a cheap, yet powerful tool to provide your company with analysis for decision-making.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on April 09, 2019

Thank you for your feedback!

Useful and Easy Statistical Analysis for non programmers

Feb 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Stata is very simple to use for statistical analysis. There is a short learning curve, but it can be mastered quite quickly and be used ot produce powerful and elegant analyses. Simple things, like data manipulation, data visualization, and regression is easy to do! Great for people doing epidemiological or economic analyzes and quick to use.

Cons: It can be quite pricey for a one year license, the perpetual license, is a better deal. While it is useful for data visualization, it is not the most flexible at producing nice charts for a journal (nothing beats R in this regard). It also does not have a robust suite of bioinformatic tools, which limits its utility for some scientific fields.

Overall: Overall it is easy to use and great for basic statistical analysis

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on February 18, 2019

Thanks for the feedback!

Fantastic Statistical Package

Nov 10, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Great for statistical analysis, easy to use and learn commands

Cons: I wish they are more 'visual' about data presentations. For example, trying to read and clean up data can be rather annoying because interface for visual presentation is not so intuitive.

Overall: Stata is somehow more known among economists than among statisticians but I really don't see why it is - and why it should remain that way. Stata is comparable to SAS is many ways. It works in terms of commands as opposed to a 'real' programming/coding language. I have found Stata to be incredibly useful in terms of running regressions. If you are someone who likes to use multiple softwares (which I do, because each has their own strengths and can improve your workflow) - I like to view and try to understand my data on Excel since it's most visual, then clean it up, merge tables, etc in SAS, and finally run more sophisticated analysis on Stata

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One of the best tools for statistical analysis

Aug 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: To be honest there's plenty of things that I really like about Stata, it has all the tools and statistical methods to work with your data and get the results you want without the help of any other tool or software.

Cons: There isn't many things I like the least but if I have to mention one it has to be the user interface that for me can improve a bit in order to be more user friendly and easy to use.

Overall: Stata has made my work with statistics so much easy and fun, I could be more satisfied with it.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on August 14, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate it!

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The best statistical analysis software for quantitative sociologists

Jun 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: While I first learned to do statistical analyses in SPSS, STATA has far more versatility and advanced functionality. It can do basically anything a professional quantitative social scientist such as myself could need, and I am always discovering new features.

Cons: You have to learn the command codes to get started, which is basically like learning a programming language. I wish STATA had a better autofill system like R Studio.

Overall: There is no better software for statistically analyzing large quantitative data sets. Perfect for a professional social scientist.

STATA has enabled me to conduct a variety of statistical tests in a professional and efficient way.

Sep 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. Professional functionality and wide coverage of statistical methods and tools

2. Easy coding, it is also fast to find different tests by using your mouse to surf

3. Processing speed is fast compared to other statistical software such as SAS

Cons: 1. Cost is still too high for average college students, licenses need to be renewed periodically

2. Not much tutorial is available for new users to get familiar with the functionality

3. It is sometimes difficult and tricky to connect to/switch to other statistical software for data cleaning and organization

Overall: This software helped me analyze large amount of data and conduct statistical analysis very efficiently. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who is interested in cleaning and analyzing large amount of data.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on September 15, 2017

Thank you for your feedback! It is always appreciated. Have you seen our Youtube channel? We have many short instructional videos to assist you. https://www.youtube.com/user/statacorp

Powerful Statistical Analysis Software

Oct 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I liked most about this software is that there hasn't been an instance where I was limited by the software itself, but rather by my own lack of knowledge. That is, everything that I need to be able to do, the software can do (which is saying a lot for a stats software). That being said, most analyses and outputs are easily done and various tutorials exist online.

Cons: My least favorite aspect of this software was the learning curve. Obviously, this is something that can be overcome, though, and is a slight cost compared to a large benefit.

Overall: Stata is an extremely powerful statistical analysis software that can get the job done.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on November 02, 2018

Thank you for your feedback!

A Powerhouse of Statistical Analysis, but Not for the Faint of Heart

Oct 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Whatever you need to do with data, Stata can do it. If it can't do it natively, then there's guaranteed to be a work-around tool available that can be uploaded to the program in seconds. The program comes in several packages, depending on how much data you plan on crunching. With enough time learning its syntax, analysts can turn Stata into their most powerful ally.

Cons: Stata is not a simple program to master. While certain basic functions are simple enough to pick up and use within a couple minutes, getting a more complete understanding of this program will take a while. The Help function build into Stata will help getting syntax right, but for actually completing some complex functions, the internet will be your best friend. Stata also comes with a price-tag suitable for its capability, now offered as a subscription.

Must-have for Econometricians.

Oct 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: It is very easy to use. You can learn it for a very short time with little learning cost for most of the basic regression models. For some other more complicated models, it may takes some time, but it is still very user-friendly. It also has a big community support in which you can ask and discuss problems. The academic journal regarding the use of stata is regularly updated.

Cons: It can be quite costly to purchase STATA for personal use. It is very useful for academic researches, but may not so much for industrial needs. Some of the advanced methodology, such as block bootstrap, which I need to use, are not available. You need to code them yourself

Overall: I learn STATA through one of my econometric classes in PhD. The software is fun and you can get what you need for in short time.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on October 11, 2018

Thank you for your comments.

stata for data management and statistical analysis

Jun 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Advanced features that enable statistical analyses (e.d. event history analysis, hierarchical models, structural equations, fixed effects, random effects).

The online documentation is fantastic! With a little digging, i can always find my answer.

Cons: The data visualization tools are mediocre. I often export data and create visualizations in excel or other tool.

Overall: It streamlines data arrangement - I can do things more efficiently in STATA than other tools.

Capterra loader

Acceptable statistical analysis and inference tool.

May 21, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Price, that although it is not cheap, if it is competitive with respect to other softwares of similar characteristics.

It allows me ample freedom to customize the way of presenting the results obtained, which in general is not the best.

The after-sales service is good, with regular updates and an excellent help section.

Cons: Talking with my students, the cost is accessible to people like me, but it is not for the average student, especially when the licenses must be renewed periodically.

If there is something to criticize the program is the way of presenting the data, where there is a lot of improvement field, since the outputs produced by default are of limited quality and presentation, especially if you want to enter a publication.

The error code messages are not very useful in order to solve the error.

Overall: Although it is not the software that I normally use, especially due to the deficiencies in its graphical presentation of results, I use it frequently to compare the results it produces, against the results obtained with other software, both commercial and self-developed. This has allowed me, in many cases, to validate the results obtained.

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Good way to start

Dec 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: When I was first starting with descriptive statistics, I tried several softwares, and ended up choosing Stata. By then, it seemed as the easiest to use for basic descriptive statistics. It takes a while to completely gasp all functionalities, but it is rather easy to get the basic commands.

Cons: The price may not be the best for just basic statistics, so maybe consider buying only after trying it for a while and making sure it has all the resources you need.

Favorite software for statistical analysis.

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about this software are the advanced statistical tools you can find in it. Also, you can use as input a large number of data and it will continue working fast.

Cons: The interface I think could be more user-friendly, sometimes there are some tools that I can not find using the menus. Thanks there are online forums that help you with the commands needed to use most of the tools.

Had to learn Stata for my undergrad sociology final capstone research class

May 30, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: Did all the stats for me so I could focus on the data analysis part of my final research paper. Stats is hard enough and this took the hard work out.

Cons: There is a lot to learn in Stata but thankfully, online videos are a Godsend and the forums online help tremendously

Overall: Research the crap out of your question. Go Sociology + Stata!

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on June 13, 2018

Thank you for your review and feedback!

Stata

May 02, 2019
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It is a very powerful software that allows you to do almost anything with big data

Cons: Pretty steep learning curve, especially for those that are unfamiliar with data management softwares

Time Series Analysis on STATA

Apr 30, 2019
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to install PC Statistical software

Cons: Graphical user interface is not friendly

Overall: On of the best statistical software to carry out advance time series and panel regression. However, it requires substantial knowledge to operate it successfully. All the outputs can be extracted to MS word and excel, data extraction requires bit of experience, knowledge and practice to get it right. However, initial output can be saved on notepad which can copied and edited on any word processing and spreadsheet application.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on May 01, 2019

Thank you for your comments. Contact Technical Services if you ever need assistance with data extraction. They will be happy to help out!

Indispensable for econometric analysis

Jan 06, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: I have known this software in 2004 while I was a student of Math and Economics Faculty in university. The lecturer gave us a good knowledge and practice. After that I used it in my research activity, and then I trained others students and researchers how to use it. I must say this software helps realizing better statistics, especially multivariable analysis. The more you work with Stata the more you learn the potential of this software. Stata is good for scientific researchers in any field and for analytical departments in commerce.

Used for my Econometrics project, and it does the job

Jul 19, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: STATA 14 was absolutely the best tool (already tried R and Eviews) for my Econometrics project. We wanted to regress the average temperature in brazilian municipalities to find it's relation with the local income data. So we imported a 4.500 lines x 20 columns spreadsheet from excel, and the software did a great job helping us cleaning the data. Also, it ploted 2d and 3d graphics about our regression, helped modeling clustered heterocedastik model, using dummied and controls.

Cons: I think the GUI is a little outdated, but this is actually default in major statistical software. Other problem is the change in the name of some functions between versions.

Overall: It alllows beginners to implement more advanced econometrics methods, and also is capable of a more in depth customization of all functions and algorithms.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on July 19, 2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback!

Highest-Quality Statistical Analysis Software

Apr 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I love this software so much in that it allows me to work with and analyze my data in the most efficient way using so many different combinations of commands.

Cons: Commands can be tricky. Some combinations of commands can be really complicated to work with.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on April 05, 2019

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An excellent tool for statistical analysis

Aug 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: Stata was very handy for all my econometrics project. Programming has always been fine and I have always relied on the software for this reason.

Cons: The user face is not really friendly, but at the end of the day you use the software to produce regressions, thus not a big deal

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on September 04, 2018

We appreciate your comments.

One of the best and simple to use data analysis tool

Mar 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The best thing about this software is that its simple to use. Unlike other tools such as R and SAS, STATA provides the basic solutions to everything using inbuilt libraries and commands.

Cons: One of the things I didn't like about STATA is that its not available for discussion in many online forums such as stack overflow and GitHub. Being a college student its a good way to clear my doubts but for STATA its harder to find answers on the net.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on March 06, 2018

Thank you for your feedback! Have you tried Statalist, The Stata Forum? It is free to register and post questions at https://www.statalist.org.

Great Data Software for Social Science Research

May 08, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: I started using STATA during my dissertation based on limited knowledge. Given me limited experience working with STAT I found it to be easy to use and get to know over time. I like not syntax based programs and this hit the mark. There are of course ways to point and click but overall STATA gives you the option to follow traditional statistical models and fully understand why those models work.

Cons: The learning curve for STATA is somewhat steep. It isn't instantly intuitive which I think could be improved by providing manual support and examples.

Overall: Overall STATA is very useful for the work my research that requires more complex statistical models. I appreciate the simplicity of STATA but it requires some getting use to if you usually use other software modeling.

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One of the best statistical analysis tools!

Aug 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I thing that what I like the most about Stata is all the programs and tools of statistical analysis avaliable, I love that the commands are simple and I like the help support command that for me is pretty amazing and useful.

Cons: The interface is definitely the thing that I like the least, is not user friendly and isn't attractive.

Overall: Working with Stata has been great!

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on September 04, 2018

Thank you for your feedback!

Very user friendly

Nov 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Love the multiple ways to work with data, this software is set up in such a way that you can choose to select options through windows or code.

Cons: Would like it to be easier to do bar graphs with error bars.

Overall: Excellent.

Overall good experience using it.

Sep 07, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. First and foremost, Stata is very easy to use.

2. Stata is good doing econometrics.

3. The interface is clean.

Cons: 1. Way too expensive.

2. Not so many "packages" for statistics and econometrics available like R.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on September 12, 2017

Thank you. Customer feedback is always appreciated!

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Many functions

Aug 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is ideal for those entrepreneurs who want to conduct research. The best thing is that the tool allows different areas, such as economics, political science and sociology. It allows to add different data.

Cons: They must be updated because other technological advances have been made. In addition, the negative is the cost, companies have to invest to acquire it.

Overall: It has allowed me to manage various data in the field of statistics. You can use graphics, numbers, among other functionalities.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on September 04, 2018

Thank you for your feedback.

Powerful software with a reasonable learning curve

Feb 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to pick up Stata and get started on basic statistics having only watched an introductory video or two. There is a reasonably shallow learning curve for basic stats, which is what many use this software for. It is also very powerful if you do want to use it to perform more complicated manipulations, although of course this requires a substantial time investment.

Cons: The help function is not as useful as I would like. I've found that common questions are hard to find answers to through the software itself.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on February 12, 2019

Thank you for your feedback.

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Very efficient statistical software for econometrics

Jan 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This is the best software for conducting econometric, very excellent tool which is practically the best in data analysis. it is reliable and has numerous features which are easy to use and of high quality.

Cons: Coding commands and interpretation of results needs extensive practice and experience. The software is also expensive and acquiring its licence is not ease.

Overall: This is the best statistical package which i highly recommend for any one willing to learn data analysis especially researchers and M&E practitioners.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on January 17, 2019

Thank you for your feedback!

Stata: Effective Software for Sociological Research

Apr 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Stata software is easy to use, coding language is intuitive, and add-ons to programs to perform more advanced statistical techniques are simple to install.

Cons: There are some techniques that are easier to do using other statistical analysis software, but that's it

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on April 29, 2019

We appreciate your comments!

Essential for economists

May 21, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: That is can do almost anything. Its extremely versatile and light and adaptable.

Cons: That it doesn't do a Bai-perron test for structural breaks.

Used STATA 13 dor my econometrics project

Feb 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I used Stata 13 for my econometrics project, where we needed to do OLS regressions and more complex analysis using proxies and dummies to evaluate if the temperature gradient in Brazil could have any relation to the cities GDP's . In general, the learning curve for the software was very quick and the language was very close to Python and C, which me and my team were already used to

Cons: Cost was approximately for each license, as we really needed one license for each team member, it was very costly for us as students, also, there were problems regarding using the same code with different STATA versions, sometimes we had to debug already working algorithms just because we switched machines.

Overall: Built in econometric tools that really help spare time of building algorithms from zero

Good tool for statistical analysis

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Very easy to use with limited knowledge of coding. Easy upload and download of dataset. Widely used and presence of online community providing support.

Cons: User experience not so great compared to other software from what concerns graphics. Not big issue though.

Another statistical software with some distinctions

Sep 10, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: this is an alternative to SPSS in some scenarios and can help with statistical analysis. the documentation feature and the command line features are very handy, something the SPSS lacks altogether. the most important statistical tests like anova, ncova etc are all there and even has baesyan analysis. the graphics it produces are quite visually attractive compared to SPSS V21 atleast.

the pricing is quite flexible, allowing individual researchers especially from developing coutries like india and pakistn to purchase it in affordable prices

Cons: command line mkes it cumbersome.

and it can not handle complex statistical data analysis.

it is not famous in the people of my feild i.e medcial reserachers although I am seeing it in increasingly frequent in the publications recently.

Overall: a viable alternative to SPSS especially good for shallow-pocketed researchers from developing countries.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on September 11, 2018

Thank you for your comments.

Great software for statistical analysis.

May 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like the most about this software is the large amount of statistical analysis that can be perform. It is more cheaper that other staistical softwares.

Cons: The only think I do not like about this software is that there are not much online forums for discussion.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on May 18, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. Have you registered for Statalist, The Stata Forum? It is free and a great online resource for discussing Stata and statistics.

Easy to use, efficient, and cheap

Jan 10, 2019
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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Pros: What can I say? Who likes using stats software? Not many folks but this one is easy to use. It's cheap and effective. it has an easy user interface and you can import your data from excel. Sometimes it's a bit tricky to get everything in the table just right but once you get the hang of it, it's not a big deal. Everything is available from the drop down menus.

Cons: Sometimes it is difficult to get things just right when starting out. You'll do something and think this is how it should be done but then your data entry doesn't work right. It can be fussy to be a novice user.

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by StataCorp on January 11, 2019

Thank you for your response!

Very very good tool for your statistics

Apr 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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Pros: Stata is very comprehensive and includes all the common methods of modern statistics. its way more comprehensive that the other GUI-based statistics tools such as spss and so forth.

Cons: when you need a very very new method than sometimes Stata doesnt provide them yet. thats why i personally prefer R towards stata because it has a lot more developer who include the most up to date statistical packages frequently.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on April 17, 2019

We appreciate your feedback.

Best software for statistical analysis!

Jun 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about Stata is that can analyze a large amount of data very quickly. Also, it has different tools that allow making an advanced statistical analysis, providing complex graphs.

Cons: The only thing I dislike about Stata is the way the outputs are shown and that some of the tests are hard to find, so you must use all the commands that are shown in web forums.

A great introduction to statistical software.

Aug 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software helps me get the statistical analysis job done at work. It is easy to convert to a spreadsheet for use and viewing by others

Cons: It is difficult to work with other statistical systems, like SAS and R. Because I learned Stata first, it is hard to transfer my skills, it is also difficult to work with people on the same data using SAS.

Overall: Statistical results for research. Data organization.

Vendor Response

by StataCorp on August 02, 2018

Thank you for your feedback!